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ready for some football? i know that i am. not that there's much of a choice in my home city of new orleans. there's no ignoring it. super bowl xlvii has come to town. the superdome is the place to be. the baltimore ravens are facing off against the san francisco 49ers. itis the best i can do if it's not the new orleans saints. they will be join d by the 110 million people watching on television. they are a captive side show for super bowl ads. they are costing $4 million for each 30 second spot. they will take it all in while consuming 1.2 billion chicken wings. 4 million pizzas and 50 million cases of beer. there's no denying our love affair with the game. alongside those numbers, this year's super bowl comes with another set of numbers that made that love much more complicated than ever. these new numbers could make cte as ewe nonmouse with football as nfl. it's chronic traumatic enreceive lolg, a brain disease caused by trauma to the head and the scientific evidence points to the connection between this long-term brain disease and the concussions and collisions that are part of
it's the tenth hosted in the big easy, tying it with miami for the city with the most number of super bowls, look. there were a lot of people concerned that maybe the town couldn't handle it anymore and host a party this big. so far they have shown that they're worth that effort and even more. everyone here from city officials to the business owners knew that this was their chance to show america and the world they were not only back but better than they were before katrina, before the oil spill. and everyone that we talked to on the street seems pretty pleased with the way things are going to this point. ask some of those who are cheering for the team that loses on sunday if they still like new orleans. they may have a bit of a different attitude. right now it's a good time here in the big easy. >> come on, jay. win or lose you can never hate on new orleans. one of america's great cities. thank you. >> reporter: thank you. >>> from the gridiron to the table, let's spin on this. i'm very excited about sunday's game. i like the story of capper nick. i love ray lewis and the final ride.
new york city on ward. this is what's causing the power outages. just gusted to 50 in boston. notice the wind direction, due north. the cold air from maine is on the way. temperatures in maine are single digits. we're in the 20s in boston and even new york city dropping down to the 20s. as far as the wind chill temperature goes, negative numbers. it's ugly out there to be trapped in your car or thinking about shoveling. you're not going to want to do that until the sun is out. again, tomorrow morning early in the morning the storm pulls away as we go throughout the overnight tonight. it really begins to crank. that will be the peak of it. right now until 5:00 a.m. or so. the winds will start to relax from west to east across new england. snowfall amounts. i had boston in the 24 and 30. it's looking tough. they didn't really get that heavy, heavy snow band like some other areas did so boston will end up anywhere from 18 to 24. it doesn't look at this point like they will get their all time record which are is 27.2. it will definitely be a top ten snowstorm. that is very impressive. >>
in the windy city. a tragic wakeup call in the world of extreme sports. after a snowmobile rider died from injuries he sustained in a crash at the x games. that's ahead in sports. first, our top story at 5:30 a.m. eastern time in new york city. we start with chuck hagel's rough day on capitol hill. lawmakers attacked the former senator and vietnam veteran in a contentious, nearly eight hour hearing over his nomination to become at the next u.s. defense secretary. the question was expected to be tough but he appeared uncomfortable, even unprepared. the most heated exchange of the day came from a former close friend, senator john mccain who grilled hagel on opposing the 2007 u.s. troop surge in iraq. >> wiere you correct or incorret when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is, were you right or wrong. that's a pretty straight forward question. >> well, i -- >> i would like the answer whether
-breaking storm for them. new york city's probably going to be in the 12 to 18-inch range. here in boston, we are under blizzard warnings now. blizzard conditions expected with the prolonged time of wind and heavy snow. the snow is really picking up in boston right now. the radar showing it's all snow. temperatures there below freezing and the timing is such that the snow will continue to pick up over the next few hours. by nightfall, probably two to four inches of snow. blizzard conditions this evening. probably 25 to 40 hello mile-her hof sustained winds and through the night and even rising to 35 to 60-mile-per-hour range. 12 to 18 inches more falling and then tomorrow morning beginning to see it taper off and additional five inches could fall and blizzard conditions for a while longer, perhaps even after the snow tapers off and visibility will be very low. we'll continue to watch all of new england, as well as new york city, which is under that blizzard threat, as well. you're under a blizzard warning from new york northward and out toward long island and seeing the possibility of gusty w
,000 flights in and out of the northeast have been canceled. new york city's airports remain officially open at this hour, but most flight activity has ended for the night. already just a few hours into this storm, more than 10,000 electric customers in the northeast have been left without power. and tonight the national guard reports that more than a thousand national guardsmen have been activated in connecticut, massachusetts, and in new york as this region prepares for the worst. joining us now is nbc news meteorologist bill karins. bill, what is the latest at this hour? >> well, melissa we are watching this storm maturing, if we want to call it that. it is growing into intensity. now it is becoming a full-fledged blizzard. in the last hour, about 50,000 people have lost power. and we're going to continue to add to that number to the hundreds of thousands throughout the overnight. that's the worst part of this. losing power in the middle of a winter storm when you don't know how long it's going to be until the power crews can a, get through two or three feet of snow to turn your power bac
. >>> president obama takes his gun control message to the twin cities today. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage in alabama inters its seventh day. >>> and rumors of muhammad ali's demise, all premature? we'll explain. >>> very good morning. >>> we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california, a tour bus collided with two other vehicles killing at least eight people, injuring dozens more. authorities said that the driver reported having brake problems as the bus came down the mountains. it rear-ended a car before h hitting a tractor trailer. >> it started to move so fast and people started screaming. >> two to three minutes swerving in and out. >> everybody was scared. everybody was screaming. >> the bus was reported returning from a ski trip. >>> president obama pushing for broader gun control messages. tracy potts is in washington this morning, plus this new photo of the president raising some eyebrows. >> reporter: we'll show you that in a just moment. the president today first headed to minneapolis, no mistake that city was chosen, the white house said they were worked very hard th
learned that former new york city mayor ed koch has died at the age of 8. a spokesman says he died of congestive heart failure. the outspoken mayor known for his trademark phrase "how am i doing" served from 1978 to 1989 and was credited with lifting new york out of a crushing economic crisis that became the envy of other big u.s. cities. current new york city mayor michael bloomberg spoke about the mayor. he has ordered flags to fly at half staff. we'll have more on the man who once said he wanted to be mayor for life later this hour. ♪ these are... [ male announcer ] marie callender's puts everything you've grown to love about sunday dinner into each of her pot pies. tender white meat chicken and vegetables in a crust made from scratch. marie callender's. it's time to savor. [ male announcer ] finally mom's oven baked taste... straight from the microwave. like oven roasted chicken in a creamy alfredo sauce. marie callender's new comfort bakes. it's time to savor. if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and class-leading 38
ahead. first, let's get to the news live here at 5:30 a.m. eastern time at 30 rock in new york city. we begin with new developments involving the nation's highly secretive drone campaign. members of congress demanding more details into how the administration justifies the targeted killing of american citizens. the white house says president obama has directed the department of justice to brief members of the intelligence committees. the move comes after five groups of 11 senators led by ron widen of oregon demanded insight into the government's legal rational for drone strikes against americans abroad. senator widen took his frustrations to twitter writing, every american has the right to know when their government believes it is allowed to kill them. very strong words. this, of course, follows a leaked white house memo obtained by nbc news this week detailing the criteria required for such a strike. the white house yesterday found itself under quite a bit of pressure ahead to have day's sthat confirmation hearings for john brennan, of course, nominated to be the next head of the cia. >
there with the the snow blowers and shovels clearing it for the guests. but a lot of the city sidewalks have not been touched. a couple right here behind me walking in the street. the streets have become the sidewalks. obviously people who have pets have to come outside to let their pets do what they need to do. and the street's the best place to do it. we are starting to see some traffic. and i believe that's interstate 95 over here to my left. i am seeing cars and trucks passing down through the interstate. but keep in mind that it's going to be awhile. i don't know if governor chaffey is going to open the roadways back up today. again the priority is to get the roadways cleared. it's going to be tougher for crews to do that if people decide let's go out and take a look and see how bad things are. they want you to stay home. give them a day. and then maybe tomorrow things are going to be a little bit better. >> stay home. watch it on tv. you can get out perhaps better tomorrow. ron mott thanks for the report. >>> let's go to another area buried under deep snow. that's connecticut. we have nbc's ron
to states like new york, where they have big cities and tougher gun laws. >> you know, ruth, when it comes to legislation it seems like other than the nra, there is some agreement on universal background checks. harry reid saying he supported it and a quinnipiac poll showing near 100% support for it in virginia as you look at the numbers right there. also new jersey and pennsylvania, a lot of support. is this where lawmakers can find some common ground right now? >> absolutely. i was at a breakfast with nra president last week sponsored by the christian science monitor and i asked him directly is this time different, and he said no, but i think this time is different, can be different and it particularly can be different on the subject of background checks, which really could -- they won't stop everybody who shouldn't have a gun from getting a gun, but they could stop a significant number of people who shouldn't have guns from getting guns. can i say one quick thing about the photo? two things. one is to the photoshop conspiracy theorists, i think it's very clear if you look at that photo
interesting scenes yesterday in oklahoma city and amarillo who got hit by -- anywhere between two and four inches of snow. snowed a little bit in northern arkansas and southern missouri. that's about it. this is the little storm that's going to track into d.c. with rain and tail end of a little bit of snow. a period of snow for philadelphia to new york city. about 24 hours from now. so let me show you a closer view here. the rainy weather exiting the southeast coastline. the storm itself, again, it's a very weak storm. now located near memphis and headed for nashville. cold rain on the north side of it. maybe just cold in areas like louisville today to get a sloshy inch, maybe on the grassy surfaces. you have to get a rain and snow mix. the computers are not impressed with the storm. the northern edge of it late tonight from midnight to 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. will get a little coating here, an inch to three inches from philadelphia to new york city and long island and coastal areas of rhode island and on cape cod. otherwise today, i don't think the airports will be too bad this morning. this af
the ground running, straight to vegas. they are indeed negotiations with two casinos in sin city and he would be shocked if the deal didn't happen soon. so get ready for britney spears lounge singer. okay. this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned, "way too early" with bill karins starts right now. >>> our economy right now is headed in the right direction. it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. so let's keep on chipping away at this problem together as democrats and republicans to give our workers and our businesses the support that they need to thrive in the weeks and months ahead. >> the sequester is coming. can president obama get congress to act in time? good morning, i'm bill karins. this is "way too early," the show that feels better after running straight to wikipedia. sequestration, the legal procedure which automatic spending cuts are triggered. now i get it. thanks for being up with us on this wednesday, february 6th. we have a lot to cover including a dire warning from the congressional budget office on the long term
on the northeast. could bring easily up to 2 feet to new york city, long island, all of connecticut, all of rhode island, eastern massachusetts, coastal new hampshire and maine blizzard warnings. millions of people, hours left to prepare, the blizzard of 2013 is starting today. you can see where it's located behind me, off the outer banks of north carolina, the heavy rain shield goes up through the mid-atlantic, all the way into southern jersey. the snow part of the storm has yet to begin. that will happen as we go through the morning hours and especially after noon today into new england. that's really your cut-off time if you're anywhere from federal jersey northward. whatever you have to get done, you'll do it in rain this morning. after about noon, get off the roads. that's when we could get stuck and we want plows to be able to clear everything out. as far as the snow totals go, this is the latest thinking on the storm. we're looking at the possibility of over 2 feet in a huge section of eastern new england. that's the historic part of the storm, from the boston area down to providence. look
just thought you should know. the city of new orleans ready to party and play ball for the super bowl this weekend. the baltimore ravens taking on san francisco 49ers. everyone's calling it the har-bowl. a reporter asked coaching broerts jim and john if they'd consider a postgame hug instead of a hand shake. >> i have given no consideration to it. not for one second, jerry. have you, jim? >> i have not. >> i love the contrast in their outfits there. >>> "the new york times" number cruncher nate silver written about the super bowl pick. he did not come -- didn't come right out and pick the 49ers but he wrote, while the 49ers had the better offense and defense, the ravens had the best special teams in the league this year. so it's worth mentioning, a month ago, he predicted the patriots and seahawks in the super bowl. that's what he said then. >>> mitt romney's campaign quietly gave $90,000 to the red cross at the end of november. the donation made about a month after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. >>> and rivera for senate? he said he's thinking about running for the senate in jer
's very unusual to see a forecast like this. >> new york city going to see 12 to 18 inches. more like a foot of snowfall expected for new york city. with places like new york, you're under blizzard warnings out towards long island and northward. we will see, we think, blizzard conditions as those winds really begin to kick up. especially tonight. maybe 40, 50 miles per hour to blow that snow around and limit your visibility down below a quarter of a mile for a long period of time. you're in the rain right now. mixed with sleet. it is snow toward the north and cooler air settling in, it is all going to turn to snowfall. we've given this a nine out of ten. that means we're going to find very widespread impacts here to the city. a mixture of snow and rain here today. probably those winds up to around 20 to 30 miles per hour. then tonight it really gets going. the snow will be on the increase with eight to 12 inches falling. blizzard conditions will prevail as those winds kick up, and those blizzard conditions lasting even into tomorrow as the snow tapers off will still see the wind blowi
heard from mike seidel in massachusetts. it's really bad there. it sounds like at least in new york city here, it may not be as bad as we thought it might get. >> yes. one little spot that didn't do so bad. we didn't think it would be historic in new york city, not like what we're seeing in hartford. we krnt goiweren't going to get points in connecticut like we were in rhode island and massachusetts. the wine gud gusts, the worst o, we saw the gust to 76 in boston, which is super impressive. i'm sure that did some damage all by itself. with the weight of the snow on the trees, i'm sure there's a lot of downed trees. i'm sure the power outages are doubling. here's a look at the storm. this looks almost like a huge hurricane. this is a big winter blizzard, call it a nor'easter if you want. we haven't had one location with three hours of visibility less than a quarter mile and winds above 35 miles per hour. that's the criteria. you need to meet both of those for three hours to be considered a blizzard. we've been close in areas like providence and boston but not quite yet. this isn't our wi
is the rain. new york city, a mixture of snow and rain. long island, now over to mostly rain. coastal areas of southern new england, it's going to be a battle. that's why your snow totals will be a lot less. the full-blown snowstorm begins from boston to the hartford area and definitely around prove d providence. that's when the storm will be the strongest. that's when we'll have the blizzard conditions, high tide cycle. very dangerous at 10:00 a.m. near boston. that's when the highest winds will be felt. storm surge of two to four feet. if we're going to see houses damaged and falling into the water, we go early throughout tomorrow morning. again, the snowfall totals, they look pretty certain. one to two feet, a wide section of maine, southern new hampshire, massachusetts, connecticut, rhode island with a possibility of a bulls eye of 24 to possibly 30 inches of snow. that's where it's historic. still, widespread all the way from buffalo down to philadelphia and new york city by the time we're all done. as far as the boston area goes, that's where we expect the worst to develop during the
. and bieber mania is alive and well here at 30 rock in new york city. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. the northeastern portion of the united states is still recovering from the devastation of sandy, and tonight the region is being hit by another powerful storm. the massive nor'easter could be one of the worst in history. well, you've got governors declaring states of emergency in new york, connecticut, and massachusetts, along with rhode island and maine. in boston, the city is the epicenter of two storms which could break boston's all-time snowstorm record of 27.6 inches. up and down the northeastern coast, between 1 and 3 feet of snow is expected to fall. forecasters warned of blizzard conditions including wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour. this could cause widespread power outages this evening. the national guard was activated in states of connecticut, massachusetts, new york, of course to help with emergency management. the storm comes. ironically, almost 35 years to the day after the blizzard of 1978. the catastro
at all. >> thank you for the update on that. new york city may be the city that never sleeps. certainly quieter than usual today. a foot of snow on the ground in some parts. joining me now is stephanie abrams with a smile on her face. good morning to you, stephanie. what's it like there? >> alex, good morning. we're doing quite well in times square. the front page of "the new york post." nemo bites, snowstorm socks city. the plows have been going around. let me show you what the streets look like. a little snow, a little slush, but plowing and on the back end of the plow trucks, salt poured out behind them. a great job in times square. look at the sidewalks, totally fine. a lot of people know that li in new york, the mound of snow that they push to the sides of streets. snow is over for us, people should get their sleds, bundle up, very cold out here, feels like lower 20s, go to central park and have fun. >> that is you, certainly someone who knows how to have fun when time warrants. we are not seeing big, massive piles on the side. that's been a problem in some places, where has that s
is pulling away for the morning. storm completely over with. the catskills new york city area, done. maybe a few flurries, but no more accumulations. the back edge moving through the berkshires of massachusetts and through connecticut as we go through the morning hours, and by noon today, the snow should begin to shuttle off providence and boston, that's the timing. our friends in maine, it will be later than that. we're getting nailed, i-95 from new hampshire through portland, all the way up through augusta, that's where the blue band is setting up on the radar. white is the snow. where you see the blue, 2 to 3 inches of an hour. 18 inches of snow in many areas of maine. boston, looks like the heavy ban that was over you the last three hours, shifted to the south and east, probably over logan, but no longer over areas of the 495 loop. down over cape cod, have you yet to get very heavy snow, and winds howling out of the north. a very cold wind too. wait until i show you windchills and long island, 27-inch report on northern long island. one little last band over the top of you in central l
communications director jennifer. what new york city police commissioner ray kelly wants to hear tonight from the president about controlling gun violence. stay with us all day for coverage leading up to tonight's state of the union special. prime time coverage starting tonight at 8:00 p.m. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >> some are already reporting that we'll be subjected to another littany of left wing professionals with plenty of red meat for the president's base. i sure hope not. the campaign is over. and the fact is if the president plans to accomplish anything good for the country in the coming months he will have to go through a republican-controlled house. >> senator mitch mcconnell, of course, already giving a cold shoulder to the president even before he gets to capitol hill t
incredible stuff. the hardest forecast is the new york city because the temperatures are kind of borderline. it may start as snow, go over to rain, a little sleet and back over to snow late. that's why the snow totals for new york, i have them down to six to ten inches. if it's all snow, it could be as much as 14 inches in new york city. that's the big question mark. hartford's going to get nailed, also all the way to southern portions of new hampshire and portland, maine. i mentioned temperatures. notice it's 38 in philly, 34 in baltimore. that's why southwards i don't think you'll get much out of this at all. that's why d.c.'s not getting snow. look how cold it is in the new england area. this is how it plays out. again, the bottom line, the worst of the storm arrives after noon today. so if you're in northern jersey, new york city area, long island, connecticut, hudson valley all the way through eastern mass and rhode island, do not be on the roads after noon today. that's the most important message everyone needs to know because if you do that and you get stuck on the roads, it's going
at the impact from hard-hit kansas city. >> reporter: this time-lapse video shows kansas city being swallowed by the snow. white-out conditions starting what would be a long, messy day across the midwest. >> it's crazy. i wasn't expecting this today. maybe around christmas, but not now. >> reporter: the harsh winds and heavy snow certainly no gift for those forced to deal with with brutal conditions. >> it's a terrible day for me, buddy. >> reporter: terrible for just about everyone. snow in many places falling at more than two inches an hour, pile manager up too fast for shovels or plows to keep up. driving was next to impossible, even for some of the street crews. parts of i-70 were shut down because of the weather, and so were airports across the region. >> i first walked in, i saw the line here and i said, this cannot be good. >> reporter: deicing quickly gave way to hundreds of canceled flights, travelers stranded, but this massive winter system still on the move. >> this storm is not done. as we head towards the end of the week and the weekend, we could see another substantial snow in n
to major cities, like new york, chicago and san francisco and others, could experience delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff. >> reporter: now the administration has also warned that 800,000 civilian defense department workers would be fur loued, 10,000 teachers and educators could be laid off. some border patrol agents would see a decrease in hours. now on friday, house speaker john boehner's office responded to our inquiries for a reaction to all of this. and they responded by saying the president is "far more interested in holding campaign-style rallies than urging his party in the senate to find a solution." alex, the sticking points are very familiar. they're the same sticking points that we've been talking about in a lot of these budget battles. president obama is demanding more revenue from taxes. republicans say they want to deal with this issue through entitlement reform and through spending cuts. they're also accusing the white house of using scare tactics to try to get something accomplished here. the white house denies those cl
-term mayor of new york city, has died at the age of 88. the cause of death was congestive heart failure, and that's just coming into us now. andrea, i hear you sighing. >> well, you know, how many i doing? how many i doing? the campaign. he was so controversial. and then, of course, when barack obama was running, he was very not just controversial, but he went over, some said, over the edge and became really alienated from a lot of the leaders. there's no denying the force that he was in new york city. and the remarkable character that he was. >> absolutely. >> all those years. >> he was, donny, the face of new york for so long. >> he is. i grew up in the city. and i love him. and i actually think his way was an early, early precursor to probably the most, if not hillary clinton, loved politician today, chris christie, straight talking, who he is, the embodiment of a region, unapologetically, and obviously stylistically very different but kind of built from the same mold. he was one of the greatest. >> he was another of the generation of these guys, these leaders, that we're losing now
's done, this will be one for the record books. stephanie abrams is live for us in new york city's times square. good morning. >> reporter: chris, good morning to you. in times square, we have seen it all. nemo has been a triple threat, rain, sleet, and snow. laguardia and central park have been reporting all snow throughout the morning hours and it's not only new york. it goes into connecticut. and nemo is just going to creep up 95 and continue to unload. tonight for everyone is when it's going to be the worst. we have blizzard warnings from massachusetts into new york city. that means three hours of winds at 35 miles per hour or more. blowing and drifting snow, visibility down to a quarter of a mile. the mayor's office says 6300 street miles here in new york city to be plowed and salted but they are ready for it. 250,000 tons of salt and of course, plows. here in new york, we're talking about a foot, give or take a few inches depending on where you are. >> i'm going to pretend you didn't say that. stephanie abrams out on a wet times square. thank you so much. we're going to have more o
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murders. a city-wide crackdown brought gun related deaths down to a 30-year low in 2011. as the president hits the road, the "wall street journal" reporting the senate is poised to take action on gun violence. the paper saying that senate leaders will introduce a gun bill that includes proposals backed by the president with one notable exception. the ban on military style automatic weapons. >> i didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it didn't make sense, but i'll take a look at it. let's not limit this conversation to only guns. there are other issues, very important. >> any crackdowns congress could continue would likely be met with resistance from the right. the head of the national rifle association calling the president's proposals a slippery slope. >> you take something that is here and you say it's going to go all the way over there. there is no indication -- i can understand your saying that's the threat but there's nothing that anyone in the administration has said that indicates they are going to have a universal registry. >> obama care wasn't a tax until they nee
notice new york city and jersey didn't have a lot of snow over the next couple of hours. now it's starting to fill in a little bit. it's a little too late. this storm is moving very quickly. look at it on satellite imagery. you can see it just to the south. it's even past cape cod now. for new york city, you have two to four inches on the ground. you'll get another two to three by the time it's all said and done. new york city it's a tough forecast from the start. if there's one city that would be considered a bust, maybe that would be it. heaviest snow shifts, rhode island, massachusetts, new hampshire, coastal maine. we'll be ending the snow in the overnight hours. adirondacks, catskills, poconos and new jersey. we'll have blowing snow out there. heavy accumulating snows will be ending during the overnight hours. if anything, the storm is moving a little faster than expected. a lot of us will actually wake up with no snow falling from the sky saturday morning. the storm total forecast, new york city at 6 to 10, down to 4 to 8. we have a shot of getting 18 or so around hartford
smokers out of new york city bars and restaurants. what's this guy got up his sleeve now? we'll talk about that as well. >>> first some developing news to bring you right now, republican senator marco rubio is now on his way to the middle east, right now. the senator says he will be visiting israel, he will be visiting jordan as well. senator rubio made that announcement about his trip on his website this morning, said he was traffic in his role as a member of the intelligence and foreign relations committees. his trip, of course, comes in advance of trips to israel planned by secretary of state john kerry and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat
mild autism as well. gabe gutierrez joins us from midland city, alabama. gabe, we know authorities have been talking to dykes through that pvc pipe of some sort. do we know whether he's asking for anything? >> reporter: craig, we've been following this story for days. police are very tightlipped about what their communication with dykes involves. we don't know if he's making any demeans, but yesterday we did hear from the sheriff and saw some signs of how sensitive these negotiations have become. the shefb thariff thavsnked the for taking care of our child. law enforcement authorities may believe that the suspect has access to television in the bunker. he has an electric heater, blankets and treating the child relatively well and the child so far was not physically harmed, but not many details on the nature of the negotiations. this has been going on for more than 118 hours, since tuesday afternoon, when police say that suspect, jimmy lee dykes boarded that school bus, demanded two children and shot and killed the bus driver and took off with 5-year-old ethan according to police. they h
's wednesday, february the 20th. with us on set here in new york city, msnbc contributor mike barnic barnicle, economic analyst steve rattner, former policy adviser to the bush administration, dan senor, "fortune's" assistant managing editor, leigh gallagher and editorial writer for "the washington post," msnbc contributor jonathan capehart. morning, everybody. >> morning. >> good morning. >> morning. >> joe and mika have the morning off. have we heard enough yet about the fight between the press and the white house over tiger woods? >> oh, stop it. just please, stop it. >> mike, as a grizzled veteran journalist, what's your view? >> just stop it. it makes us out to be spoiled, pampered, you know, people. just stop it. you know? he played golf for two days. they press complaining about access to the president, and they have this squabble. it happens every couple years. nobody pays attention to it except the press. it's time to move on. >> jonathan capehart, isn't this, though, about a bigger question? it's not just about seeing tiger woods for the press, it's about not getting as much access
. the spot was purchased about i mayors against illegal guns led by new york city mayor michael bloomberg. ♪ >> the nra once supported background checks. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> america can do this for us. please. >> wait, wait. i'm confused. i'm confused. >> well, lapierre actually argued for -- >> no, it's lapierre. >> lapierre, sorry. >> it means the pierre. >> he argued for mandatory -- >> so that's great. so that's great. let's check that one off the list, right? >> no, no, because yesterday he changed his mind. take a look. >> what? i'm confuse. >> you're for a universal background check? >> well, universal -- now that's what president obama is now putting forward. and let me talk about that. it's a fraud to call it universal. it's never going to be universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they could care less. you're not going to computerize -- you've already seen you're not going to computerize the mental health records. so here's wha
for connecticut and massachusetts. a little less for new york city. widespread 6 to 10 over northern new england. the european computer which has been on this storm has been pinpointing it all along. much higher with the snowfall totals. again, upwards of 20 inches, even new york city possibly 11 inches. here's my forecast for the storm. this is my first estimate. i'll tweak this as needed. new york city, four to eight. here is that one to two foot line anywhere in eastern mass. there is going to be to be somewhere there will be banding and lightning and thunder during snowfall. again, we could see two feet in some spots. it's going to be a rough friday night and saturday morning. >> thank you, bill. >>> the ten most disliked athletes in america. >>> an outrage over some are calling a racist frat party at duke university. >>> plus, the thrill of victory. and the agony of racing up 1576 steps of the empire state building. "first look" is back in three minutes. [ male announcer ] rocky had no idea why dawn was gone for so long... ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always b
of the mill shootings that ravage cities every day. gun violence is gun violence. hideya pendleton was a high school student. she played volleyball. she performed with her school's marching band at president obama's marching band last month. that was january 21st. on january 29th, she and friends caught cover because of rain. it was only a mile from barack and michelle's home in chicago. a person with a gun approached the group and started shooting. hideya pendleton was not the shooter's target, however. on saturday in chicago, there will be a funeral service for hideya pendleton. the white house let it be known to be that first lady michelle obama will be at the funeral, which will make this even more of a national scale tragedy than it already is. "first look" is up next. >>> good friday morning. right now on "first look," two fronts confine combine to create an epic winter storm with over 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts and as much as 2 feet of snow. >>> a massive manhunt is under way in california. a well-trained former cop and veteran is on a mission and the police are pulling out all the sto
was standing with friends in the city park there. her death has brought new attention to chicago's sky high murder rate. michelle obama attended the funeral. she met privately with the victim's family and friends. the two people being questioned in the pendleton case, police in chicago say no questions have been filed so far. >>> a massive man hunt continues today in california. he's accused of killing 3 people. a $1 million reward is being offered for the arrest of christopher dorner who is considered 5r78d and extremely dangerous. miguel almaguer reports. >>> this is christopher dorner dumping a gun belts, a helmet and ammunition. the surveillance video was captured across the street from a san diego police station. >> the helmet was sitting right up top and the magazine and the belt was hidden under the boxes. >> reporter: the former cop now fugitive accused of killing three and wounding two others was fired from the lapd after making false complaints about his training officer. but now the los angeles police chief says a week after the killing spree began he'll reopen dorner's case. >>
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all of new york state through vermont and new hampshire. some of our big cities, new york city's the trickiest forecast along with long island and coastal connecticut. we're going to go from snow tomorrow morning to a period of rain and heavy rain friday. and then over to a period of heavy snow as the storm leaves late friday night. that's why the storm totals are lower there. but hartford's going to be in the bull's-eye. again, boston, 18 to 24 inches possible. so that would probably cripple boston. travel would be difficult probably till maybe saturday night or maybe sunday morning. make your plan as cordingly. i know airlines are already starting to cancel flights and letting you change stuff for free. go ahead and do that now while you can. more updates throughout the morning here on "morning joe." we're brewed by starbucks. how do you keep an older car running like new? you ask a ford customer. when they tell you that you need your oil changed you got to bring it in. if your tires need to be rotated, you have to get that done as well. jackie, tell me why somebody should br
a difficult forecast. if you live up in new england down towards areas around new york city, maybe even new jersey, pennsylvania, pay attention. storm coming your way. possibly the most significant winter storm of the season. right now the storm is just growing. it's in an infancy down in areas of texas providing heavy rain south of san antonio on 35, across 37 and also interstate 10 will be a wet ride between houston and san antonio. all of that rain spreads in the next 48 hours through the southeast including atlanta especially tonight into tomorrow. heavy rain through the carolinas. this is what really catches my attention. this is one of our more reliable extended forecasts. this is where the center of the storm would be on friday. early in the morning. as we go throughout the day, the storm intensifies just off of cape cod. and then at this point, the heavy snow machine would go into work, especially across new england late friday, friday through the overnight into saturday morning. this area of shaded colors here is a foot-plus for almost all of new england. the exceptions being north
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cities. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back to "morning joe." 6:32 here in new york. we're joined now by sports columnist -- >> how big is this? by the way, he's already brought some breaking news. we need a breaking news banner. the pope leaves, right? and he brings us the news on his replacement. >> mike lupica. >> i never saw it. bobby v. >> he's got a new book out for middle schoolers and young athletes called "game changers, playmakers." mike barnicle has graduated from the pope desk to the big table. good to have you. how you doing, man? >> nice color combo, brown on brown there. >> thank you very much. it's fashion week. >> it's fashion week. >> so we want to talk about your book more than anything. willie and i been very excited about this. but "game changers," i think it is. but before we do that, can i talk about your last column on ryan braun? just really quickly? >> yeah, sure. >> that guy's a punk. major league baseball has given him a free ride, and now he's lying about being around, as you said, a two-bit swindler out of south florida. this is the unluckiest guy in majo
violence to minneapolis. the city has broken new ground on background checks. why did the white house release this picture? did it backfire? >> welcome, mr. secretary. there are big changes at the state department as kerry steps in. >> here's the big question before the country and the world and the state department after the last eight years. can a man actually run the state department? i don't know. as the saying goes, i have big heels to fill. >> while defense secretary leon panetta steps up to take on chuck hagel's critics. >> that's pretty obvious that the political knives were out for chuck hagel. >> that's what you think it was? it was totally partisan? >> what disappointed me is they talked a lot about past quotes, but what about what a secretary of defense is confronting today? what about the war in afghanistan? what about the war on terrorism? what about the budget sequester? >> and baltimore parties all night after the ravens' victory over the 49ers. the highest rated super bowl in history produced enough power for beyonce, but what triggered that 34 minute blackout? >> as
nup a farm in a rural community, somebody who grew up in an inner city, and they're different realities and we have to respect them, but what we know is the majority of responsible gun owners recognize we cannot have a situation in which 20 more of our children or 100 more of our children or 1,000 more of our children are shot and killed in a senseless fashion. there are commonsense steps we can take to build consensus around and we cannot be -- we cannot shy away from taking those steps. so bottom line is this, people. we got a lot of work to do. what we've learned over the last four years, at least what i've learned over the last four years, is that it won't be smooth. it won't be simple. there will be frustrations. there will be times where you guys are mad at me. i will occasionally read about it. but as long as we keep in mind why we came here in the first place, as long as we think back to whatever inspired each of us to say maybe i can give something back, maybe i can make a difference, maybe my purpose here on earth is not just thinking about what's in it for me. think
it in perspective, we are just getting going here. this storm just starting to wind up. in cities like boston, dealing with a slushy mess and snow right now. maine heavy snow for you. new york, just starting to turn over to snow but by the evening rush around 5:00 p.m. really going to get blasted there in new york city. heavy snow expected tonight. could pick up another eight inches to a foot and the word of caution today is get out early, get off the roads. many governors wanting you to do that very thing. here's a look at tomorrow then. still dealing with blizzard-like conditions in the cities including boston. this is a long duration of that and that's a problem with this system. storm:con for boston is a 10. that's the highest level here at the weather channel. you need caution with this. seeing the blizzard-like conditions, additional 12 to 18 inches tonight. the winds ferocious. also gusting up to 60 miles per hour so we'll see blowing, whiteout conditions in massachusetts tonight in to through tomorrow, as well. where we pick up another five to eight inches so blizzard-like conditions
city, the editor-in-chief, they sent us the editor-in-chief. >> that's huge. >> take us through this fascinate i fascinating governorial race. the former chief, ken cuccinelli and the former chief, terry mcauliffe. >> it's what you talk about, the divide in the republican party. ken is really conservative and the guy elbowed aside, bill boeing says there's a 50-50 chance he will run as independent. if he does, he will get a lot of independent support in virginia. the point of politics to talk to yourself and feel good about ideological ideological purity, what cuccinelli feel good about and saying neither of these guys are palatable, we don't want an old clinton hand and there's got to be a middle and the question is whether an independent candidacy might represent that. >> when you say really really conservative, how conservative is he? what do you mean? what are some of his positions? >> he's motivated by social conservati conservatism. as attorney general he got involved in this dispute in virginia where he was cracking down on scientists who disagree with his view on global
. >>> in the old days, sports in new york city used to be of the classic variety. but times have changed. this is brooklyn boulders, 20,000 square feet of rock climbing in the heart of the borough. >> it was great that this opened because it was the only place in brooklyn and one of the few places. >> the work is three business partners. going into business with your close friend bs may sound risky, but these guys have figured out,000 make it work. >> this is the promotion we ran. >> they found that a clear division of responsibilities has helped them tackle the challenges of managing a startup and avoiding the dramdrama. >> whenever it gets fiery, we always say, friends first, friends first, friends first. >> they wrote a business plan for it while studied entrepreneur ship at babson college. they went their separate ways but realized the idea. >> we realized we had the abilities so we thought, why not go for it. >> jeremy who works for finance in boston came up with the projections for models and he and the others pitched the idea to their family and they brought on a third friend to r
across long island, new york city, coastal connecticut, not going to cause issues on the roads, dusting on the roads about a half-inch. new york city you can see it about a half inch. today is a good day for travel but new england is frigid. 2 in burlington and very cold in maine and new hampshire. the rest of the northeast is starting to warm up a little bit. above freezing today. and d.c. you could sneak up to 47 much warmer than you've been lately and a warming trend in the middle of the country. still cold in chicago but we're heading near 30 in chicago but look to your south, what a beautiful day. kansas city, 51. still very warm from denver to dallas and much of the west. that will continue as we go throughout this week, washington d.c., looks like we hold on to this war, 35 to 50 all the way through a sunny saturday, good things ahead in this morning's capitol. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. [ male announcer ] susan writes children's books. when she's happy, she writes about bunnies. when she's sad, she writes about goblins. [ balloon pops, goblin growling ] s
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